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Digital Nirvana System Ensures Confident 24/7 Monitoring of Live Feeds at Discovery Communications

Fremont, CA, June 9, 2014Digital Nirvana, a provider of monitoring, compliance and content repurposing systems for broadcast, cable, and satellite networks, has announced that Discovery Communications selected its MonitorIQ™ broadcast monitoring system. The system will be used to provide 24/7 confidence monitoring for 45 live channels across Discovery’s North American broadcast operations. 

Discovery is upgrading to the latest version of MonitorIQ that includes ASI (asynchronous serial interface) functionality, a key benefit to the global pay-TV leader. With an ASI, MonitorIQ can ingest, output and store MPEG-2 streams from ATSC/QAM and HD-SDI feeds. Its IP recording feature enables one server to monitor multiple channels– without need for a separate set top box for each channel.

“The new, ASI version requires less hardware and provides greater data metrics with regards to DPI and CALM logging for each service,” said Tim Mazzacua, Director of TOC Operations, Discovery Communications. “By reducing the total equipment footprint, we can free up valuable rack space. Additionally, the Digital Nirvana system gives us a much better idea of what our customers are actually seeing.”

Arco Groenenberg, Director of Sales and Marketing for Broadcast Products, Digital Nirvana, said MonitorIQ provides unique benefits to large, subscriber-based networks: “Networks run the risk of losing subscribers if there are frequent signal losses. Often the provider doesn’t know there’s a signal loss until a customer reports the problem. MonitorIQ, with its ASI functionality, lets operators keep track of their channel feeds and react to any signal loss or impairment before customers call.

“We look forward to a continued successful relationship with Discovery,” he continued, “and helping ensure that programming is delivered to Discovery’s viewers at the highest possible quality 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The company’s product portfolio includes the industry-leading MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring system, AnyStreamIQ OTT monitoring solution, and the MediaPro content repurposing system. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India. For more information visit http://digital-nirvana.com.

About Discovery Communications

About Discovery Communications: Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on more than 200 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and the Hub Network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

For more information, contact:

Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
277 Valley Way
Montclair, NJ 07042
Cell: (917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com
www.pipecomm.com

Arco Groenenberg
Digital Nirvana
3984 Washington Blvd. Suite 355
Fremont, CA 94538-4954
415-310-2646
arco@digital-nirvana.com
www.digital-nirvana.com

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